PrintRoom wishes you all a very happy New Year!! We thank all participants, visitors, customers, publishers, supporters and host organisations for a successful 2012 and we hope to see you again in 2013, as we are planning a new year full of exciting events. Starting with:
The Launch Club # 1 (at tea time)
January 11, 2013, 6 – 9 pm at PrintRoom
with: Joris Lindhout, Eric Philippoz, Bosco Hernandez, Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar, David Widart and Damien Aresta
Brazilian Gothic Is not for Beginners is a collection of 4 essays bringing together different approaches to gothic thinking in Brazilian culture. Gothic thought deals with the cracks that modernization processes tear in the social fabric. It forms an important tool in the analysis of dissident and subversive culture production. Even though Brazil never developed a gothic architecture or literature per sé, the influence of gothic culture is strong in the land of antropofagía. With Brazilian Gothic Is not for Beginners Joris Lindhout and Maaike Gouwenberg shine some light in the dark regions of the tropics.
With texts by Leandro Cardoso Nerefuh, Maaike Gouwenberg & Joris Lindhout, Jorge Sallum and Daniel Serravalle de Sá.
Design: Erik Kiesewetter (US)
Circle, Square, Star, Triangle, Cross by Joris Lindhout, Bokyung Jung, Saem Lee, Narae Jin, Sangsup Jung, Gwangsig Yoo
○□★△× (Circle Square Star Triangle Cross) is staged in 2097 and deals with a suitcase found during an excavation on a soon-to-be re-developed piece of land in South Korea. The suitcase contains all kinds of newspaper clippings, photo’s, scribbles and notes which are pieced together in an effort to make a reconstruction of the downfall of the city which was previously located on that land.
The book was produced during a residency at Space Beam, Incheon (South Korea).
Livret de service by Eric Philippoz and Bosco Hernández
“Writing in a hammock, enveloped, in suspension. Isolated. Except for the noises that filter in from the outside, muffled by cloth, foreign sounds that enter my ears and become mine.” (Excerpt from Livret de service)
Livret de service is a compilation of texts Eric Philippoz wrote between September 2009 and March 2010, while executing social work in Brazil. Autobiographical, sometimes intimate, these writings attest to a process, a transition.
Concept: Eric Philippoz and Bosco Hernández
Author: Eric Philippoz
Design: Bosco Hernández
Publisher: Dutch Art Institute
« La roue voilée » by David Widart (BE)
A self-published book tracing a journey in the scars of cities and their living beings.
‘Once in motion, the veiled wheel placed on an axis traces a continuous line and sows its spatter. The inevitable left to right sloshing causes a feeling of joy. It looks like a frenzied dance. The beauty of imperfection seems unbeatable. Reality slowly turns to desires.’
MINDGAMES by Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir Hjorvar (IS/NL)
Mindgames is a quadrangled story about shades and variations in co-dependence and sovereignty, inspired by a musician (John Lennon), a theorist (Henri Lefebvre), an author (Halldor Laxness) and a demented ruler of Rome (Caligula).
Mindgames is constituted by four parts – ordered in alternating sequence – to form thirteen chapters in total. Each of the four sections holds a biographical account of its subject: Caligula, Henri Lefebvre, John Lennon and Halldór Laxness. The chapters can be read separately, as they have been conceived to be independent wholes, forming biographies that present portraits of associations rather than particular statements about individual lives. The text, however, is constructed to alternate rhythmically between the main motives. The motives in turn produce variations on particular themes as they modulate into different parts within the totality of the work as a whole. Mindgames was conceived as a way to enjoy information in the tradition of autodidacts of the past – but in a style which is commingled with a reverence towards traditional modes of archiving the world.
Published in collaboration with Werkplaats Typografie.